Come on in!
Come visit us at our new home at 1301 Frankfort Avenue. This is more than just a coffee shop, we have fresh juice and smoothies, as well as snacks and retail. This will also be the new meeting spot for our classes and events that take place on the Ohio River!
We are on the first floor of Waterside Apartments next door to Waterside Wellness.
Our new Ohio River Discussion Series
Learn about the history of Ohio River water quality monitoring and current status of the watershed’s health. The presentation will review how individual boaters can access water quantity and quality data for their area and what are the red flags that we should all recognize when recreating on the river.
Presented by Jerry Shulte, Media and Safety Coordinator for Ohio River Recreational Trail, Paddlefest and Ohio River Swim and Retired Manager Source Water Protection & Emergency Response with ORSANCO.
What is that green stuff? Learn how to identify potentially harmful algal blooms and differentiate them from “safe” algae. Contribute to scientific pursuit to understand the cause and preferred habitats of the harmful species. This session is open to anyone who wants to learn and those who wish to sign up as a citizen science HAB volunteer.
Presented by Dr. Tamara Sluss: University of Louisville Director of the Master’s degree program in Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in Sustainability. Her primary research interests lie in large river ecology
The Ohio River Voyageur Adventure; Opening reception at Galerie Hertz; Reception for a Photograph exhibit of shots taken during the 2019 Ohio River Recreation Trail Voyageur Canoe Adventure.
John Nation: For the past 30-years, John worked as a photographer for the Louisville Magazine. He also worked as a free-lance photographer during his time with the magazine. He has been published regionally, nationally and internationally in many magazines and books including Time, Nation’s Business, Food Arts, and Landscape Architecture, Time Life’s “The Kentucky Derby”, Louisville, A River Serenade, The Dacian Chronicles, “Turning Heads: Portraits of Grace, Inspiration and Possibilities,” and many more
Joe Wolek: Mr. Wolek now resides in Louisville KY and Los Angeles, CA where he works as a documentary photographer and location scout in the Hollywood commercial film industry. Additionally, he keeps a dacha on the shores of Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia, just in case.
The Ohio River is a vast water resource that stretches 981 miles from Pittsburgh, PA to Cairo, IL., however the first segment of the Trail, which this proposal addresses, is a 274 river mile reach starting at Portsmouth, Ohio (Ohio River mile 356) and ending at West Point, Kentucky (Ohio River mile 630). The Ohio River is a multi-use resource supporting municipal and industrial needs, water borne commerce and recreation. The presentation will describe the ongoing work to dedicate the Ohio River Recreation Trail as National Water Trail authorized by the National Park Service.
Dr. David Wicks: River City Paddle Sports Board chair and Co-Convener of the Ohio River Recreation Trail Steering Committee. He is the retired director of the Jefferson County Public Schools Center for Environmental Education.